University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-75-562
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100E, sub N rooms
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Sekhmet
Height: 15 cm
Width: 14 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt, 1915-1920
Other Number:M2735 - Field No SF

Description

Fragment of a limestone votive stela decorated with sunk and incised relief. The fragment represents the upper left corner of a larger stela. At the left is a standing image of the lioness goddess Sekhmet, incised into the stone. Her left arm extends down and holds a papyrus stalk scepter (?). Her right arm extends up, crossing her left, holding another object which may be a lotus flower. To the right of Sekhmet is a larger image of Ptah, executed in sunk relief. The god faces right, and wears a wesekh collar over his tight-fitting garment. The broken edges of the stela are badly weathered.


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